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Doctor insights on: If My Partner Smokes And Drinks Will It Effect Me Getting Pregnant

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!

Tips to help me stop drinking pop? Need help! Want to start getting healthy before getting pregnant!

Flavored seltzer: Try switching to flavored seltzer water. You can mix in some 100% fruit juice, a squeeze of lemon and/or lime, etc. You'll get the carbonation and sensation of drinking pop (soda for us east coasters) without the sugar and other chemicals in regular pop. ...Read more

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Drinking folic acid good for getting pregnant?

Drinking folic acid good for getting pregnant?

No, but...: Folic acid is a good idea if one is trying to conceive, and also during pregnancy. It helps prevent a developmental abnormality in the spine of the fetus. Taking the routine prenatal vitamins is adequate folic acid supplementation for most women trying to get pregnant or already pregnant. However, folic acid supplements are not "good for getting pregnant", meaning they don't help one get pregnant. ...Read more

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Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Is drinking alcohol the reason why i'm not getting pregnant? Should I stop drinking while trying to conceive?

Yes: It could be one of causes.Also if you get pregnant while on alcohol baby can have malformations as well as developmental delays. ...Read more

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Drinking coffee all day, can it affect your period and stop you from ovulating and getting pregnant?

Probably not: In women who are considering pregnancy or who are pregnant should limit caffeine intake. Most statement regarding this issue recommend limiting caffeine intake to less than about 200mg per day. A diet coke has about 50mg and a small mocha from starbucks has about 70mg. ...Read more

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When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

When is the best time to start drinking birth control and if my boyfriend ejaculates inside me is there a possibility of me getting pregnant?

Pregnancy : If a male ejaculates in a female's vagina that can possibly lead to pregnancy. It is best to begin using birth control prior to being sexually active - not waiting until you are active. ...Read more

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Drinking a beer occasionally when trying to conceive will prevent getting pregnant?

Drinking a beer occasionally when trying to conceive will prevent getting pregnant?

Not it should not.: However, some recommend that a woman not use alcohol both when attempting to conceive and during pregnancy. ...Read more

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Will drinking wine during your 2 week wait (while trying to conceive) prevent you from getting pregnant?

Probably not: But i'm assuming you mean only a small amount of wine - if you did conceive it's shortly after ovulation, so you shouldn't be drinking alcohol. ...Read more

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If me and my partner smoke marijuana daily will it decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

If me and my partner smoke marijuana daily will it decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

Generally not but...: If this were a common problem there would be far fewer babies born here in the santa cruz, ca area :) however, there is evidence that heavy marijuana use may lower sperm count somewhat and reduce the ability of sperm to fertilize eggs, but no evidence it causes "infertility" per se. But for couples experiencing fertility issues it would be wise to reduce or stop marijuana use. See comment:. ...Read more

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I am 43 years old, i still have a period every month, can I still get pregnant or am i to old? Can recreational drug use also be the cause of not getting pregnant if both partners are using? I don't take birth control and I have had the same partner for t

I am 43 years old, i still have a period every month, can I still get pregnant or am i to old? Can recreational drug use also be the cause of not getting pregnant if both partners are using? I don't take birth control and I have had the same partner for t

Pregnant at 43: Yes you can still get pregnant at 43. You likely do not ovulate on a regular, consistent basis even with regular periods, but you most certainly can still get pregnant. Drug use may affect fertility. You do not want to be using drugs in preconception or pregnancy timeframes for BOTH your health and that of your unborn child. ...Read more

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I was on nuva ring for about two months and i've been wanting to get pregnant for the past month, would being on nuva ring effect me getting pregnant?

Yes: Nuvaring is a form of contraception or birth control. As long as you continue to use it, your chances of getting pregnant are pretty low. So if you want to get pregnant, then you need to remove the ring. Make sure your doc knows that you're no longer using it. Also start taking a pre-natal vitamin to minimize risk of spinal tube defects. ...Read more

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If my husband smokes weed what are my chances of getting pregnant?

If my husband smokes weed what are my chances of getting pregnant?

Same as general pop: Smoking marijuana has not been shown to affect sperm count or function, but everyone is different in certain respects. Some may have fluctuations in testosterone levels ...Read more

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My boyfriend smokes. Would that decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

My boyfriend smokes. Would that decrease my chances of getting pregnant?

Actually, YES!: Data says smoking tobacco hurts male fertility.Smoking damages sperm, making them less likely to fertilize eggs ,and making the embryos they do manage to create less likely to survive. Professional Med. Societies advise men and women with fertility problems to stop smoking. Even if only 1 member of a couple smokes, secondhand smoke tends to affect the fertility of his/her partner. Time to QUIT! ...Read more

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My partner is taking a lot of medicine would that effect me for getting pregnant?

You: Going to father a child from this person, what conditions he has that he needs these medications? What are they? ...Read more

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Does working out hard while trying to get pregnant make getting pregnant more difficult?

Does working out hard while trying to get pregnant make getting pregnant more difficult?

Pregnancy: Hi, if you still get ur period then nothing to worry about, sometimes heavy exercise can cause the period to stop but if that's not the case for you then no worries ...Read more

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Dr. Gerard Honore
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Getting Pregnant (Definition)

Conception is the act of the man's sperm attaching to and entering ("fertilizing") the woman's egg. This fusion leads to the ...Read more